WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE SEALING APPLICATION IS FILED?
After you have filed your sealing application with the Summit County Clerk of Courts Office, you will be contacted by the Summit County Adult Probation Department. It is necessary to complete an interview with the Probation Department before your application will be considered.
The Adult Probation Department must complete a thorough background report for all applicants seeking a sealing of record. It is in your best interest to respond promptly to communication from the Adult Probation Department. Failure to do so can result in delay or even denial of your sealing request.
The Adult Probation Department is required to notify the Court of any outstanding financial obligations regarding your case. It may be in your best interest to pay those obligations in full before a report is forwarded to the Court. You will be notified at the time of your sealing interview if you owe any monies to the Clerk of Courts.
After your application has been processed by the Adult Probation Department and a report has been completed, your file will be sent to the assignment office to be set for a court date. The Court will communicate with you and/or your attorney by mail. You may receive a notice to appear in Court for a sealing hearing. If you receive a notice to appear in Court, it is very important that you appear for that hearing. If you are unable to be present, you must contact the Court to let them know.
Please note that once a sealing has been granted and your records have been sealed, if you wish to view your original case records, you may request to do so in person on a form provided by the Clerk’s Office. You will be required to present positive identification such as a driver’s license at that time. It is extremely helpful if you have your sealing case number and the name of the sealing Judge in order to assist the Clerk’s Office in obtaining this information for you. For this reason, it is recommended that you keep your granted entry and sealing case number indefinitely. As a courtesy, the Clerk’s Office presents a copy of the original case to the defendant or the defendant’s attorney at the time the sealing application is filed. You should keep all records of your original case indefinitely, as you may need this information at a later date.
WHAT IS “SEALING OF RECORDS”?
WHO CAN FILE FOR SEALING OF RECORD?
ARE THERE ANY CONVICTIONS THAT ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO BE SEALED?
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT BEFORE I CAN APPLY TO HAVE MY RECORD SEALED?
WHAT IS THE FILING FEE FOR A SEALING OF RECORD?